stain/seal hardwood floor before cabinets?
I am uncertain about whether to have red oak hardwood floors sanded, stained and finished before the cabinets are installed. The floors will be a dark stain "Jacobean" as well as "Java" cabinets. There is a 7' x 6' island and roughly 24 feet of cabinets. If the cabinets are installed without finishing there will be quite a bit of "raw" wood under all of the cabinets. Is this a problem? My contractor wants to finish after everything is in but I worry that there could be future problems with the untreated wood. Also, should I or a future owner want to change something, they would have large areas of flooring that aren't stained or finished. Thanks in advance for the feedback.